City Spotlights Leadership Program - Teen Support Manager

Boch Center is seeking a Teen Support Manager for the 2022 City Spotlights Summer Leadership Program. The City Spotlights Summer Leadership Program is an arts-based youth employment program for 30 Boston resident teens. Teen Leaders participate in the six-week program to develop their capacities as leaders in their communities; develop their understanding and awareness of social change as it relates to issues impacting their community; develop original performance material inspired by their own experiences and conversations, which culminates in a Final Showcase; strengthen their college and career readiness; and develop and facilitate arts-based educational workshops about social change and empowerment for young people in community centers, libraries, and camps throughout Boston.

The Teen Support Manager will serve as the health and wellness manager of the teen employees and support the administration of the City Spotlights Leadership Program. This is a temporary/seasonal, full-time position. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Support Teen Leaders social and emotional growth as it pertains to their professional and artistic success in the program
  • Manage all issues pertaining to the social/emotional/behavioral health of Teen Leaders during the program, including assessment and triage for any social or emotional crises that arise with teen employees
  • Act as a resource and support for Education and program staff on issues pertaining to the social and emotional health of the Teen Leaders
  • Serve as a liaison to parents and guardians of Teen Leaders
  • Implement training for Education and All Staff as needed in the following areas: conflict resolution, behavior management, high risk assessment & safety planning
  • Manage the Staff Advising Team with Associate Director of Education, including training staff, running meetings, managing disciplinary protocols, managing documentation, etc.
  • Serve as a Staff Advisor to 8-10 Teen Leaders
  • Manage crisis management protocol for program staff and training staff to implement protocol successfully
  • Assist with supervising and managing teen employees while on site along with program staff
  • Assist with the development and facilitation of teen employee training during the first week of the program
  • Assist with program paperwork and administration
  • Facilitate post-program debriefs for program staff with Associate Director of Education
  • Support other areas of program management as needed

The ideal candidate should possess the following attributes and experience:

  • Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling, Social Work, or a related field. School Counseling degree preferred. (Candidates currently enrolled in a master’s-level program will also be considered.)
  • Experience triaging risk assessment, as well as safety planning, crisis management, conflict resolution, de-escalation, and behavior management & modification is required. Familiarity with Motivational Interviewing and Solutions Focused Therapy preferred.
  • Knowledge of mental health resources and community services and supports
  • Able to implement protocols, training and services on topics such as substance abuse, suicide prevention/ intervention, social/emotional skills, & behavior modification
  • Able to create and execute behavior agreements that facilitate Teen Leader’s professional and personal growth and success
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Professional experience in a not-for-profit environment preferred
  • Experience or affinity for the performing arts a plus
  • Proven reputation as a self-starting, motivated professional
  • Ability to work with youth from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Impeccable interpersonal skills
  • Proven reliability & dependability
  • Technical proficiency with computer programs, including: Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Common sense and a good sense of humor are a must

Schedule:

Temporary/Seasonal, full-time

Mid-June through late August

Mondays-Fridays

 

How to Apply: Please submit cover letter, resume and references to Corey Evans, VP & Senior Director of Education, at cevans@bochcenter.org. Please list the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email.

 

Deadline: May 6, 2022 or until filled

City Spotlights Leadership Program - Acting Teaching Artist Job Description

Boch Center is seeking an Acting Teaching Artist for the 2022 City Spotlights Summer Leadership Program. The City Spotlights Summer Leadership Program is an arts-based youth employment program for 30 Boston resident teens. Teen Leaders participate in the six-week program to develop their capacities as leaders in their communities; develop their understanding and awareness of social change as it relates to issues impacting their community; develop original performance material inspired by their own experiences and conversations, which culminates in a Final Showcase; strengthen their college and career readiness; and develop and facilitate arts-based educational workshops about social change and empowerment for young people in community centers, libraries, and camps throughout Boston.

Reporting directly to the Associate Director of Education, the Acting Teaching Artist will create curriculum for and facilitate the Acting specialty, during which approximately 10 teen employees will learn acting and devising techniques and develop/perform original scenes/monologues/spoken word pieces for the Final Showcase. The Teaching Artist will also serve on the artistic team for the Final Showcase, under the direction of the Associate Director of Education. This position is seasonal, part-time beginning July 5 through August 12, with mandatory training in late June (date TBD).

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing curriculum for Acting specialty, including character development and devising or original material
  • Creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for teen employees to create original scenes and related performance material on a social justice topic
  • Collaborating with Education staff in the facilitation of a cohesive Final Showcase script
  • Incorporating Creative Youth Development principles into curriculum, allowing for youth agency and youth-led creation
  • Maintaining a high level of artistic and professional standards for teen participants
  • Working cooperatively and collaboratively with members of Boch Center’s Education Department
  • Supporting impact evaluation surveys and objectives as set forth by department
  • Providing excellent leadership, mentorship and guidance for all teen employees
  • Supporting impact evaluation surveys and objectives as set forth by department
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as needed

The ideal candidate should possess the following attributes and experience:

  • Professional knowledge and/or experience in theater, specifically acting
  • Experience with devising, playbuilding, or playwriting
  • Experience teaching or facilitating directly with teen students
  • Understanding of Creative Youth Development principles and philosophies
  • Strong cultural responsiveness
  • Understanding and passion for working with a focus on social change, gender inclusivity, and intersectionality
  • Excellent classroom management skills
  • Interactive, participatory, and dynamic teaching methodology
  • Ability to think quickly and adapt to changing circumstances
  • Holds high standards for teaching in an engaging manner
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills
  • Ability to work creatively with all levels of experience
  • Positive energy and enthusiasm
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Certification in youth work or youth development is a plus
  • Flexibility and a sense of humor a must

Schedule:

Temporary/Seasonal, part-time

July 5 - August 12

Approximately 15 hours per week, Monday-Friday

 

How to Apply: Please submit cover letter, resume and references to Javiera Lagunas-Alvarez, Associate Director of Education,  jlagunas@bochcenter.org. Please list the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email.

 

Deadline: May 6th or until filled

City Spotlights Leadership Program - Dance Teaching Artist

Boch Center is seeking a Dance Teaching Artist for the 2022 City Spotlights Summer Leadership Program. The City Spotlights Summer Leadership Program is an arts-based youth employment program for 30 Boston resident teens. Teen Leaders participate in the six-week program to develop their capacities as leaders in their communities; develop their understanding and awareness of social change as it relates to issues impacting their community; develop original performance material inspired by their own experiences and conversations, which culminates in a Final Showcase; strengthen their college and career readiness; and develop and facilitate arts-based educational workshops about social change and empowerment for young people in community centers, libraries, and camps throughout Boston.

Reporting directly to the Associate Director of Education, the Dance Teaching Artist will create curriculum for and facilitate the Dance specialty, during which approximately 10 teen employees will learn dance techniques and develop/perform original dance pieces for the Final Showcase. The Teaching Artist will also serve on the artistic team for the Final Showcase, under the direction of the Associate Director of Education. This position is seasonal, part-time beginning July 5 through August 12, with mandatory training in late June (date TBD).

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing curriculum for Dance specialty, including proper dance technique and devising of original material
  • Creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for teen employees to self-choreograph original dance pieces on a social justice topic for the Final Showcase
  • Collaborating with Education staff in the facilitation of a cohesive Final Showcase
  • Incorporating Creative Youth Development principles into curriculum, allowing for youth agency and youth-led creation
  • Maintaining a high level of artistic and professional standards for teen participants
  • Working cooperatively and collaboratively with members of Boch Center’s Education Department
  • Supporting impact evaluation surveys and objectives as set forth by department
  • Providing excellent leadership, mentorship and guidance for all teen employees
  • Supporting impact evaluation surveys and objectives as set forth by department
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as needed

 

The ideal candidate should possess the following attributes and experience:

  • Professional knowledge and/or experience in dance (hip hop and contemporary a plus)
  • Experience with choreographing and teaching dance for beginning dance students
  • Experience teaching or facilitating directly with teen students
  • Understanding of Creative Youth Development principles and philosophies
  • Strong cultural responsiveness
  • Understanding and passion for working with a focus on social change, gender inclusivity, and intersectionality

 

  • Excellent classroom management skills
  • Interactive, participatory, and dynamic teaching methodology
  • Ability to think quickly and adapt to changing circumstances
  • Holds high standards for teaching in an engaging manner
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills
  • Ability to work creatively with all levels of experience
  • Positive energy and enthusiasm
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Certification in youth work or youth development is a plus
  • Flexibility and a sense of humor a must

 

Schedule:

Temporary/Seasonal, part-time

July 5 - August 12

Approximately 15 hours per week, Monday-Friday

 

How to Apply: Please submit cover letter, resume and references to jlagunas@bochcenter.org. Please list the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email.

 

Deadline: May 6th or until filled

Theatre Services Internship – Spring 2023

Theatre Services Internship – Spring 2023

Description:

The Boch Center is a nonprofit innovator and steward of iconic venues, providing arts, entertainment, cultural, and educational experiences to the Greater Boston community.

The Boch Center is an equal opportunity employer, and is looking for a Theatre Services Intern that is currently studying Arts Administration or a related field. The ideal candidate would like to gain insight and experience in the administrative side of the nonprofit arts world and thrives in a busy, fast-paced environment. The Theatre Services Intern will work closely with the Group Sales Department within the Theatre Services team.

Duration: January – April, 2023

Hours: Part-time, flexible (8-16 hours a week)

Reports to:  Director of Sales & Corporate Development

Main tasks: 

•      Answer incoming calls and voicemails

•      Assist in processing and mailing group orders

•      Conduct market research and outreach to potential group sales clients

•      Assist in proofing and updating group sales materials

•      Maintain and organize department files

•      Data entry and cleanup

Additionally:

•       Assist House Manager in responding to lost and found inquiries and pick ups

•       Ensuring office inventory is adequately stocked

•       Other departmental assignments as may become necessary

 

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have the ability to take ownership over projects, work proactively, have great attention to detail, be web and computer proficient (including experience with Excel), have good written communication skills, and a strong interest in arts and culture.

 

How To Apply:
Please send a cover letter outlining your interest and a resume to Joe Donlavey, Director of Sales & Corporate Development, at jdonlavey@bochcenter.org. Please include your name and “Theatre Services Internship” in the subject line. Applicants are encouraged to apply by December 16 for the Spring 2023 semester.   

 

Apply by:
December 16, 2022

 

Salary:
This is an unpaid, credit-based, internship.

 

About this Organization:

The Boch Center [formerly Citi Performing Arts Center] is one of the nation’s foremost nonprofit performing arts institutions. As guardian of historic venues—the Wang and Shubert theatres—Boch Center honors all aspects of the arts. Through numerous community outreach educational efforts, collaborations, and partnerships, Boch Center strives to educate and inspire greater appreciation for creativity as an essential component to the fabric of our society.

The Boch Center is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace.

 
As New England’s largest cultural venue, it honors all aspects of the performing arts offering theatre, opera, classical and popular music, one-night engagements, and Broadway musicals. As a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization located in Boston’s historical Theater District, Boch Center offers a diverse mix of award-winning and free educational and community programs; collaborates with artists and local performing arts organizations, and acts as a champion for the arts in the Greater Boston community by helping to make the arts an integral part of the community’s collective, daily experience.